February 26, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Brothers

Handsome and gentle brothers Roger and Brian are new to PAWS.  They are still getting used to things at the shelter, but it's pretty clear they're both very sweet mancats. :)

February 24, 2014

Mancat Moosey Monday

Hi everybuddy!  It's me, Moosey!

You are all such wonderful and thoughtful friends.  So many of you have been asking how I'm doing, and I wanted to let you know that I'm feeling pretty good and comfortable while we figure out how best to deal with my hyperaldosteronism.  Mom and Dad explained to us cats that this decision is one where things aren't exactly "black and white."  So we've all got our thinking caps on right now, and I promise to let you all know when we figure stuff out.

FANKS for all the continued purrs and prayers, good thoughts, and love you have been sending me.  I feel like the luckiest cat in the world. :)

Big hugs and headbonks, and much love,

Moosey (and Mom, Dad, Gracie and Zoe, too)

February 21, 2014

FURever Home Friday!

Want some great news to start your weekend?  Well, you've definitely come to the right place, because it's time for another edition of FURever Home Friday!  It actually hasn't been very long since our last adoption update, but some really special placements have taken place this week, and we just couldn't wait to share them. :)

Remember our beautiful, playful and super-sweet friend Tai?  She first came to us as a mommy in March 2012.  Her babies were all adopted pretty quickly, but Tai waited patiently at PAWS until Wednesday, when she went to her very own forever home.  It seems this was simply meant to be ... the adoption counselor said it was a mutual love-fest from the moment that Tai met her new family. :)

You might also recall our recent post about adorable siblings Jordan and Jordana.  Well, these cuties have been adopted together!

Also "graduating" were Oliver and Delilah (together), and Bugsy!

And just when we thought it couldn't get any better ... we learned tonight that snuggly senior tabby Sparkle is being permanently fostered by our friend and PAWS volunteer Ginny.  Sparkle is a gentle lap cat who was found as a stray, and who happens to be blind with a number of age-related issues.  We hear through the grapevine that within two hours of being home, she settled in quite comfortably to her new room. :)

Finally, check out this picture of Sandy, who is in permanent foster with another fellow volunteer, Sian.  According to Sian, "Sandy is doing great.  She's enjoying three solid meals a day, bird watching out the window and loving her new office job!"

Have a great weekend, everybody!

February 18, 2014

Tuxedo (Ruby) Tuesday :)

We'd like to introduce you to our adorable and adoptable tuxie friend Ruby.

It made us very sad to learn that Ruby came to PAWS because her beloved human passed away.  It's clear from her sweet and trusting nature that she has been loved very much, and very well.  And despite the sad circumstances surrounding her arrival here, it's also abundantly clear that this petite beauty is still all about giving and receiving love (she adores snuggles).  And everybody could use some more love in their lives, right? :)

Ruby is about 10 1/2 years young. She's spayed, up-to-date on all of her vaccinations, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Gracie, Moosey and Zoe

Sending hugs, headbonks and much love to our friends near, far and everywhere in between.
Thank you for making us feel so loved.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Moosey, Gracie, Zoe, Mom Tracey and Dad Kevin

February 12, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Creamsicle

This is our pal Creamsicle.  Not only is he super handsome, he also has the loudest purr ever!  And he may not always be snuggly, but he always loves human company.  We can actually hear him turn up the volume on his purring when he knows we're going to hang out with him.  :)

"Creamie" would do best in a quiet home with no children or other pets.  He's about nine years-old, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all his vaccinations.  He's also tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

February 8, 2014

FURever Home Weekend

Darn ... we missed FURever Home Friday.  We had every good intention of sharing some great adoption news this week, but just couldn't get everything together.  And with Friday rapidly coming to a close, we found ourselves needing to make an "executive decision."  And so we did.  Without further ado, we present ... FURever Home WEEKEND! :)  Check out who's been adopted since our most recent adoption update!

Morse, Maya and Marcy

Also finding homes of their very own were:

Kiki and Non Non (together)

And that's not all!  Also in PAWS' latest "graduating class" is our sweet TV-watching friend Sandy.  This amazing and active 16 year-old is now in a permanent foster home!  We bet Sandy gets to watch LIVE Squirrel and Bird TV to her heart's content now.


We'll love you always, kitty pals.  But now your much-deserved happily-ever-afters begin.  ConCATulations to you and your new families! :)

Have a great weekend, everybody!

February 5, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Little Cuties

Pretty Jordana and her handsome polydactyl brother Jordan are about five months old, and super sweet.  And as you can see, they are flat out ADORABLE. :)

February 1, 2014

An Update on Moosey

We received the special blood test results last night, and they confirmed what the veterinarians had believed.  Moosey has an aldosterone-secreting mass on his adrenal gland, which is causing his body to overproduce sodium and causing his potassium levels to be very low.  This condition is known as hyperaldosteronism, or Conn’s Syndrome.  Possible courses of action are: 1. surgical removal of the mass, or 2. daily medication to suppress the production of aldosterone, and supplements to raise his potassium levels.  There are important considerations with both of these, and we are now working to learn as much as possible so that we can make the most informed decision for Moosey.  I am trying to set up a consultation with the surgeon for this week, and intend to ask LOTS of questions.

Interestingly enough, the doctor said that the symptoms (lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, and dehydration) that caused us to first bring Moosey in are NOT caused by Conn’s.  Most likely, Moosey just “had a bug.” And it was only because they performed an abdominal ultrasound that the mass was even discovered.  Otherwise, we would not have known.  The silver lining is that they’ve caught this early enough that many of the complications associated with Conn’s Syndrome are not yet in play.

Moosey is acting fairly normally, and is definitely happy and comfortable here at home.  He is such a good boy about taking the potassium supplement (thank COD).  We still have a ways to go, but at least we know what it is we’re dealing with now.  Thank you all for your love, purrs, prayers, and positive thoughts and energy.  Please keep them coming, because we know they are truly powerful.